The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy (The Time Warp Trio Series #3)

The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy (The Time Warp Trio Series #3)

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by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
     
 

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Will this be the Time Warp Trio's last stand? Hi-yo Trio, away! Thanks to the magic of The Book,, Joe, Sam, and Fred are back in the wild, wild West - and it's proving to be way too wild. First they're cowboys, being poinsoned by trail chow, stampeded by a herd of crazed cattle, and suffocated by foul cow-fumes. Maybe they'll be better off with the Indians.

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Will this be the Time Warp Trio's last stand? Hi-yo Trio, away! Thanks to the magic of The Book,, Joe, Sam, and Fred are back in the wild, wild West - and it's proving to be way too wild. First they're cowboys, being poinsoned by trail chow, stampeded by a herd of crazed cattle, and suffocated by foul cow-fumes. Maybe they'll be better off with the Indians. The chief seems to like them - but why do his warriors keep staring at their scalps? Time is running out. Will the intrepid friends find The Book in time to escape?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Scieszka and his comic cohort, Smith, support the vision of kids in The Good, the Bad and the Goofy, one volume in the "Time Warp Trio" series. Joe, Fred and Sam are three wild and crazy guys who travel in time. All Scieszka's skinny time travel novels are fat with adventure, laughs, and tension. Their seventy-plus pages feature wacky heroes who are consistently kid-like, and each book fulfills a promise of wild adventure and giggles galore while making history come alive. The Time Warp Trio reacts and relates the way kids would.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-- This third book in the series moves at the same breakneck pace set in Knights of the Kitchen Table and The Not-So-Jolly Roger (both Viking, 1991). The title of the new book brings back memories of the classic ``Spaghetti Western,'' The Good, the Bad , and the Ugly . There are similarities beyond the titles. Scieszka's book also includes an ample dose of humor, a lively pace, and on-target dialogue. A spell, accidentally cast, transports Joe, Fred, and Sam back to the Chisholm Trail of 1868. > They narrowly escape two stampedes, a flash flood, being scalped by Cheyenne braves, and a charge of the Seventh Cavalry lead by Lieutenant (soon to be General) Custer. Sam's knowledge, `` `magic . . . picked up in a book,' '' and a Time Freezer spell save the day and return the trio to the present. Smith's typically zany pencil and charcoal drawings heighten the drama and enhance the wacky mood of the story. It seems that while Joe's magic book remains in the possession of the Time Warp Trio, wild adventures are bound to reoccur and please readers. Great fun!-- Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785709633
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Series:
Time Warp Trio Series, #3
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith).  In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.

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Good, the Bad, and the Goofy (The Time Warp Trio Series #3 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Ninowak More than 1 year ago
My daughter is reading this in the Gifted and Talented Program at her school. She LOOOOOOOVVVVEED this book. She is now reading its All Greek To Me, from the same Time Warp Series. Great Books for kiddos.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it a great book for young and midle age readers.
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